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Te Anau Presbyterian minister Karl
Lamb said no-one involved in the
Te Anau church building project
had anticipated the development
“If you want to see a church
treasurer almost choke then hand
him a bill for $13,000 that he
wasn’t expecting,” he said.
Even with the 25 percent
reduction, the contribution made
up a sizeable portion of the
estimated $18,000 shortfall the
project still faced, Mr Lamb said.
The Te Anau Bowling Club, which
is planning a major extension
and renovation to its clubrooms,
spent nine months negotiating
with the council over its $22,500
eventually succeeding in getting it
reduced to $8047.
Te Anau Community Board
chairman Alistair Jukes said he
understood the rationale behind
development contributions but
had sympathy for community
projects that were already
struggling financially. He said he
was also aware of commercial
developments that had been
hampered by large development
contributions. He had, therefore,
been surprised to read in the
draft annual plan that Te Anau
would be the only place where
development contributions would
continue to be collected.
Mr Jukes said he wondered at
the equality of the proposed new
policy when places like Winton,
that had a similar population
base to Te Anau and had enjoyed
sizeable commercial development
in recent years, would not now be
“I think there’s got to be some
more equitable system of
doing it rather than just taking
contributions off people. The way
they’re sorted out at the moment,
they’re not fair.”
Mr Adamson said the formula
used to calculate development
levies was complex and the
development had to meet the
test of placing additional demand
on the capacity of the existing
“Te Anau’s the only area with
enough growth to impact on the
infrastructure prior to it being
upgraded or renewed,” he said.
The draft 10-year plan is open to
public submissions until May 9.
Submissions will be heard by the
council on June 6 and 7 which
will then make any amendments
and before adopting the final plan
on June 27. Mr Adamson said the
council welcomed input on the
Development fees for
Te Anau only
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‘Two minutes to plate up!’
These five words will send an
enthusiastic group of Takitimu
Primary School children into
overdrive when they perform
in the semi-finals of the Maggi
Kitchen Showdown, to be held in
Christchurch on May 25.
It is an exciting time for the team
of four Year 7 and 8 pupils who
will be competing alongside 11
other teams from throughout
the South Island for one of three
spots in the national finals to be
televised live on The Erin Simpson
Show in August.
Catherine McKenzie, the pupils’
food technology teacher at
Takitimu Primary in Nightcaps,
said the criteria for the
competition was that the pupils
had to create a dish that used at
least two Maggi ingredients.
In typical Southland style, the
kids were keen to stick to their
southern roots and created a dish
that captured both the essence of
the region and the taste buds of
Kiwi kids. The culinary dish they
have devised is Southland savoury
venison mince with risotto, which
includes one of the region’s iconic
ingredients, the humble swede.
The overall winning team will
earn $5000 for their school with
second and third placegetters
receiving $1000 each for their
“The kids are very excited,” Ms
The ‘Takitimu Tumoes’ are MasterChefs in the making as they cook their way
to the semi-finals of the Maggi Kitchen Showdown. From left: Te Ataroa Wepa
Haora, Lochlann O’Sullivan, Rahera Tamihana and Jeremy Robertson.
By Trudi Baird
at Milford Sound
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Te Anau Community Fund
Meridian recognises the special contribution local
communities make to our hydro and wind operations,
and to the country’s electricity sector.
The Meridian Manapouri Te Anau Community Fund gives your community
a say on what local initiatives are supported and funded by Meridian.
The Fund, managed by a panel of community members and Meridian
staff, is about working together to build strong communities.
The Meridian Manapouri Te Anau Community Fund is for the communities
of Te Anau, Manapouri, Clifden and Tuatapere, and will provide
$500,000 to help community projects in this area over three years.
TO APPLY FOR FUNDING
The next closing date for Meridian Manapouri Te Anau Community Fund
applications is 16 May, 2012.
For more information on the Meridian Manapouri Te Anau Community
Fund, or for an application form, please visit meridian.co.nz or
You can also call us on 03 357 9732.
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